The BC Interior Community Foundation is dedicated to supporting arts & culture in our area
BCICF holds a number of funds which support arts & culture projects & programs in our region. These funds also help support organizations who contribute to enhancing arts & culture in our communities.
Arts & Culture Funds:
We are thrilled to be a part of the funding for the Kamloops Festival of the Performing Arts; President Annette Glover stopped by in July 2019 for a wonderful visit with BCICF Executive Director Rob Miller. Big thanks to the KFPA for their wonderful work supporting Performing Arts in our communities!
Kamloops Art Gallery is another great local organization that is funded in part by the BC Interior Community Foundation.
In December of 2018, a $3600 cheque was presented by BC Interior Community Foundation Executive Director Robert Miller to the Kamloops Music Collective Whole Note Program, which provides full scholarships for Kamloops Interior Summer School of Music (KISSM). This support was made possible through the generosity of the Lloyd and Rae Nixon Fund.
BCICF supports Arts & Culture! In 2014 the Foundation awarded Winding Rivers Arts & Performance Society a $500 grant to purchase a brand new set of 3-octave chimes for the Desert Bells Handbell Choir. This Handbell Choir has musicians aged 9 to senior, and now they can enjoy practising and performing with a new set of bells.